Premium Appearance

Premium Appearance

Specified for applications in which appearances are critical. The finished glulam will still exhibit the natural visual character of the lumber, such as knots and distorted grain.

  • Exposed faces are sanded smooth
  • Top of the beam is not surfaced
  • Corners exposed to view are eased 
  • Voids greater than ¾” filled with wood filler
  • No wane; pencil wane is repaired
  • On narrow face of beams (wide face of laminations), knots are limited to 20% of net face width and ≤ 2 maximum size knots in any 6 ft. length
Face Lamination 3-1/8″ 3-1/2″ 5-1/8″ 5-1/2″ 6-3/4″ 8-3/4″ 10-3/4″
Maximum Void 1/2″ 1/2″ 3/4″ 3/4″ 3/4″ 1″ 1″
Max Sound Knot 1/2″ 1/2″ 3/4″ 3/4″ 7/8″ 1-1/2″ 2″
  • Top of the beam is not surfaced

  • No wane

  • Exposed faces are sanded smooth

  • Exposed faces are sanded smooth

  • Voids greater than ¾” are filled with wood filler

  • Corners exposed to view are eased

  • On narrow face of beams (wide face of laminations), knots are limited to 20% of net face width and ≤ 2 maximum size knots in any 6 ft. length

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Western Structures
(541) 344-8878

22833 Vaughn Road
Veneta, Oregon 97487

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